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CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
that very kind introduction and i would also like to thank john for inviting me here to talk to the foundation for the defense of democracy st. john and i go way back to when we were in iraq together. another tough situation where we were trying to help promote space change in the middle east. i am only going to talk for about ten minutes and then i would welcome some questions and a little more of a discussion. so just listening to me drone on. i want to take just one minute and give you my sense of the situation on the ground and syria, which is changing. and those of you that are falling syria day-to-day will admit that. the armed opposition groups, the syrian army has made substantial gains on the ground over the past weeks and in particular in western syria has removed most of the government presents all the way through the provincial capital in the southeastern part of syria that borders iraq. the regime has had to pull out of the kurdish areas in the north and northeast the syrian government fell longer controls the border along the syrian turkish border with the exception of
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
they're crying out for compromise. i only hope my friend, john boehner, is listening. the presiding officer: the republican leader is recognized. mr. mcconnell: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader is recognized. mr. mcconnell: i ask consent that further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: yesterday afternoon came to the floor and offered president obama's proposal on the fiscal cliff to show that neither he nor democrats in congress are acting in good faith in these negotiations. with just a few weeks to go before a potentially devastating and entirely avoidable blow to the economy, the president proposed a plan that members of his own party won't even vote for. so i think it's safe to say at this point that the president actually isn't interested in a balanced agreement, he's not particularly interested in avoiding the fiscal cliff, and he's clearly not interested at all
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
businesses. economic environment worldwide. we should not accept john engler, he and i philosophically don't agree on much. i'm just being honest. but john is exactly right when he says the only thing that's good for us to destroy your credit rating. so i can send a very clear message to people here. we are not going to play that game. if congress in any way suggest that they're going to try negotiations, tickets to the brink of default once again is part of a budget negotiation, which by the way we have never done in our history and so we did it last year. i will not play that game. because we've got to break that habit before it starts. >> see the full remarks tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on our companion network on the c-span. >> early in primetime, kristen holland and tennessee republican senator bob corker discussed the january fiscal deadline at an event hosted by bloomberg government and deloitte consulting. see that at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in medicine, but we have not coordinated care and all the services end
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
stage and i can tell you good stories about sam nunn, john warner and how we had a very difficult issues and got i think sam is absolutely right that it is a matter of political will. let me say that the alternative of not producing a solution to this debt crisis, the so-called fiscal cliff could bring about the sequestration that is the slicing of the military right in half. that would be a disaster in many respects. across the world people would say we can't handle our own country well, our own defense well. people across the world will see us feeling to fulfill the duty of the constitution to provide for the national defence and it's up to congress to do that. but after we get this done, let's hope that it does come to pass. the second challenge is out there and that's the challenge to put together a strategy that will keep this country safe and secure. back in the 1947 era, george said what is known as the long telegram from moscow to the white house spelling out the rise of the soviet union and its intentions. president truman and his staff and glued together the containment
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm EST
oklahoma. let's begin with the news. house speaker john boehner sent a proposal to the white house yesterday, counterbid as it is being called. what do you think? >> guest: i think it is a great opening start. actually it makes very tangible with the speaker committed to after the election which is we are going to put it on the table so that question is settled and we are not talking about how much and what way, but that is an enormous step forward honestly by the republicans or concessions. not something we want to do but something we recognize we have to do to get there. so i think the speaker's proposal directs us to words what some of the problems are which are entitlement spending. that is what is driving the debt and we can't pussyfoot around it. we can't solve it with just revenue, you have to have reform. while we like the ryan budget and i think i would be the appropriate way to go, they picked up elements of some of the proposals of ernst and bowles and as senator simpson made in an effort to reach awards. so i think the speaker needs to get a lot of credit for effort and
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
nuclear power stations. he claimed he was involved in a plot to assassinate pope john paul ii and president bill clinton. in 1999 k.s.m. persuaded osama bin laden to support the horrible acts that occurred on our soil on september 11. that's just one example of the individuals who shall being -- are being held at guantanamo. a couple of other amendments. mullah muhammad faze. another individual held. fazi is expected in the death of officer johnny mike spahn in 2001, the first casualty of the afghanistan war. he was deemed by u.s. officials as a high threat to the united states. it was assessed that he would likely rejoin the taliban and participate in operations against u.s. and coalition forces if released. he was at one time the most senior taliban leader in northern afghanistan. in fact, he was so senior he was threatened -- he once threatened taliban leader mullah omar. he has been implicated in the murder of thousands of shiets in northern afghanistan under taliban control and is wanted by the united nations for possible war crimes. next we have mohammed nawi, another one of
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
, neither premium support which essential to republicans budget plan, was included in what john boehner's letter to the present with their seeking. they seem to take those off the table. >> yes, i know. they talked about taking the president's -- think we can cut 400 billion out of medicare the right way hopefully, and let's have a discussion. want to make sure people get health care, chronically ill people get health care they need in both cost efficient way, that's important and that they have health coverage. but then they talk about a lot of funding cuts coming out of discretionary spending another programs we just talked about. and a lot of those are health programs fix i think it was a little bit of double if not triple hitting. >> let me talk about education because one thing that is fascinating, really through the entire 15 polls were done over 25,000 is questioning the value of opposition and effect, higher education. we see invisible, the question most people want people -- children to go to college. growing anxiety whether it is preparing them. as you point out, enormous concer
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm EST
those who followed and as john john -- john iskander pt there were those that did not follow. they altered the ultimate form of the particular agreement. you need to appoint a few people to do the negotiating, let them be the leader, and hope that others follow. as a minority house negotiators, i believe that by single most important contribution to that agreement in 1990 was that i did not get in the way of anybody doing important things. if the final negotiations have to be done at the top, and they have to have some support as john pointed out. the republican support fell apart in the house it's a kind of interesting insight, i would mention there's a suspicious that that may be again this year. that house negotiators may not have the full support on the republican side as we didn't have in 1990. i think john was right about the opposition bubbling up pretty much at the end of the process, and i really not a perceptive fellow, it didn't occur to me until -- perhaps a week before the first vote came up that we were getting in to trouble and that we had a lot of falling off. anoth
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
and in 2006 became the chief u.s. magistrate judge in baltimore. in 2009, chief justice john roberts appointed judge grimm to serve as a member of the advisory committee for the federal rules of civil procedure, and in 2010, he was designated as chair of the civil rules committee discovery subcommittee. i mention that because it's evident from the chief judge's appointment that judge grimm is a nationally recognized expert on cutting edge issues of law and technology. he has written numerous authoritative opinions, books and articles on the subject of evidence, civil procedure and trial advocacy. he also continues to inspire the next generation of lawyers by teaching classes at both of our law schools, and on several occasions, professor grimm has been awarded the title of outstanding magistrate faculty member. that's as a magistrate judge, he has been able to find time not only to teach but to be an outstanding professor. he has shown his commitment in so many ways to public service. as a magistrate judge, judge grimm is responsible for handling criminal matters such as issuing sear
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
those plans. >> john stephenson. >> this cools and colleges of 270 million are extremely welcome. schools and colleges such as those in my constituency plans on the runway ready to take off, just in a little additional financial support. will the chancellor help those colleges and schools? >> i'm very happy to look personally at the case my honorable friend makes for his local education facility. these are of course other government departments but we have provided the money for education, for new free schools and academies. and i'm sure that carlyle should be looked at. >> steve reed. >> chancellor aware because of his continuing inadequate level of funding to school building which today's statement is not correct, london councils across party body is estimating that by 2016, one in every 10 primary age children and son will not have a permanent school place? >> first of all, can i take this opportunity to welcome him to the house of commons. congratulate him on his victory. he rightly wants to speak on behalf of his constituents. what i would say is the pressure on london's sch
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
, jim's is tennis, not that you have to adopt a national sport but there was one time -- john made the comment that india or iran will beat the united states because iran plays chess and america plays baseball. in the gulf war, americans play tennis, we play golf. to a certain degree when you think about these kinds of questions about strategy and how you are thinking i do think that those i know that think because we have a question about where is china going and how is it thinking about it world? my sense is chinese strategists are very smart, have a plan, looking at assets. i don't know the chinese name for go but the black chips and white chips when you look at assets around the world and how they're moving them identity when i think about u.s. strategy can speak for canadians but i can think with the exception of jim miller we tend to be more reactive in my view that we are strategic but i do sense there is our strategic game but china is playing. so in closing beyond responding to the final comments from those we assembled by would like to get a quick snapshot of your assessment
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm EST
. joining us to discuss his georgetown laws, john buckley. thank you for being here. john buckley, let's begin. what is the alternative minimum tax? >> guest: in simple terms, the alternative minimum tax requires you to pay the greater of what you pay under the tax overshoot compute under the minimum tax, which has a slightly broader base. it disallows some deductions that would be allowed. in some respects, it is very similar to the tax on itemized deductions being discussed rather than directly attack preferences and expenditures, it essentially puts an overall cap on the benefit. there's no new ideas in this debate. the cap is a very strong relationship. >> curious form 625 from the irs for the 2011 tax preparation. here is part 1, the alternative minimum taxable income in all these instructions, 28 of them to help you come up whether or not you fall into the amt. how does this work? how do you know? >> guest: i believe you can only do this with computer programming. the program's tax return preparing you. if we didn't have computers repairing tax returns, i do believe the am t. would
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
, say march, to increase the debt limit and that was what john boehner used as is leverage a year-and-a-half ago in his talks with president obama so there's a belief on the part of democrats that they would like to get this idea in common circulation and also trying to manufacture some dialogue, the debt ceiling really isn't the kind of leverage that it was a year-and-a-half ago. you saw some of that from the president yesterday when he was talking more last week when he was talking about he is not going to play that game anymore. and then it turns out the democrats had enough votes, if it were to be put to a majority vote to pass it through the senate and instead, senator mcconnell insisted that it requires 60 to get past the filibuster. >> on the republican side how would they vote on the fiscal cliff for raising the debt ceiling help the gop make their case? >> guest: i am not sure it would, in all honesty. a lot of people, politically, don't know how effective it would be. >> any indication how things are going, how things are going behind-the-scenes on negotiations on the fi
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm EST
that senator coons and i share. and it's also one that our congressman, john carney, and before him mike castle. if you think of all of those, the castle with a c, coons with a c, carney with a c, people say what is this with the letter "c" in the state of delaware? before we close, i want to roll back in time about the economy of our state. people say what do you all do there? how do you provide for your living, your income? the economy of our state is pretty much founded on the letter "c." let's, see, it would include corn. start off by growing corn. chickens, we grow a lot of chickens there. there are reports in delaware there are 300 chickens. anybody thinking about what to have for dinner, chicken would be good. we have chemicals and dupont company, an impoverished family came to delaware and established a chemical company and now they have quite a successful science company in our state for over 200 years. we have cars. we built a lot of cars over the years, g.m. and chrysler products. over half of the new york stock exchange, half the fortune 500, being credit card business i
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
, an expansion of papa john's cardinal stadium was completed in 2007 giving louisville football fans one of the best stadiums to watch a game in the country. it seats 55,000. jurij oversaw the construction of an extensive sports park that includes new softball and field hockey stadiums, a soccer field surrounded by a track, a fitness trail and playground. tom's increased participation for women's athletics, upgrading funding and support staff for existing women's programs and adding four new women's sports, softball, golf and lacrosse. he transitioned field hockey, women's soccer and baseball to fully funded programs. for his accomplishment, he received a citizens for sports equity 2000 sports leadership award. for his success as an athletic director, tom was honored as the louisvillean of the year in 2005 by the louisville urban league, and he was nationally recognized in 2007 as street and smith's sports business journal and sports business daily's athletic director of the year. the university also recognized his enormous contribution to the institution by appointing him vice presi
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